Wild hair alert: I have been thinking about rehabbing churches. Not in a “planning to rehab a church” kind of way, just about the topic in general. There are some cool churches-turned-homes in our area – I should try to shoot some and put them up. In the neighborhood where my son goes to daycare, there is a church on every block, it seems, and they are all old and amazing and about half are defunct, because people don’t go to church like they used to in a working class neighborhood developed in the late 1800s/early 1900s. So it was like a little teeny whisper idea, mainly because someone has transformed one into an “Art House” and that got my wheels turning.
Construction is in full swing in St. Paul, so today I tried a new route to daycare from work and noticed that this church (a Baptist church literally a block from a different Baptist church) is for sale! I don’t know what I would do with a church. 23K square feet – classrooms, sanctuary, kitchen, fellowship hall – it would be fun to have a community gathering space that was really beautiful for classes, workshops, parties, etc. But there are already places that fill that need! It would be neat to make it into a home! But not sure I have the vision for that kind of transformation. Off to troll Pinterest, then, for church conversion ideas . . . 😉 Just where I need to be instead of in bed. 😉